Ratlam Division of Western Railway came into existence on the 15thof August 1956, under Divisionalisation scheme of Indian Railways. The rail link of Ratlam Division has a glorious history of more than 130 years. The Meter gauge section was started way back in 1874 while the Broad Gauge came into existence in 1893.
Ratlam is a major junction and rail division on Indian Railways on meter and broad gauge lines. It comes under Western Railways zone of Indian Railways.
Four major Railway Tracks pass through Ratlam City, these are towards Mumbai, Delhi, Ajmer and Khandwa.
Ratlam division is contributing significantly in the development of social and economical conditions of the area by transporting various commodities like Cement, Clinker, Rock Phosphate, Sodium Sulphate, Caustic Soda, Soya de-oiled cake etc. from various loading posts.
ROUTE/ TRACK KM
*53.46 Route KM and 77.33 KM under GC of KNW-SWD Section
Electrified Route KM
GDA-NAD-BPL ,UJN-IND, DWX-MKC,IND-DADN
Electrified Track KM
GDA-NAD-BPL, UJN-IND, DWX-MKC,IND-DADN
STATES/ DISTRICTS COVERED
Name of states
No. of districts involved
Name of Districts
PLACES OF HISTORICAL/ TOURISM IMPORTANCE
Places of Importance for Historical/ Religious reasons
Ratlam (124 KM)
Palaces of Rani Rupmati and Malwas King i.e. Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Hoshang Shah’sTomb, RoopmatiPavilion.
Omkareshwar (8 KM)
Hindu Pilgrim, one of 12 Jyotirlingas, Mamleshwar on the bank of Narmada river, Holy Ghats at confluence of Narmada and Kaveri rivers.
One of the 12 Jyotirlingas Mahakaleshwar, one of the holy cities of Saptapuris & also a sacred place for Kumbh Mela.
The Fort and its underground treasury, Rana Kumbha’s palace, Victory Tower & Temples etc.
Business Centre of M.P.
Mhow is Military Hqrs. of war.
Famous for Pashupatinath Temple as at Kathmandu - famous for opium and chalk.
Source : Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 24-08-2017